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Phil Norton

Senior Vice President

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Professional Summary

Phil Norton began his industrial real estate career in 1972 with Grubb & Ellis. During his 21 years there, he was the top monthly salesman 35 times and the industrial division’s top producer for 9 years. From 1993 to the present he has been affiliated with Colliers Seeley International. During that time he was a Top Ten Salesperson for 8 years and has been in the Circle of Excellence for the past 4 years. Phil has been involved in over 1,200 sale and lease transactions representing international corporations and individuals throughout Southern California. His major sources of business transactions come from repeat client requirements and client referrals. Recent major transactions include the sale of 19.2 acres in Montebello to IDI-Industrial Development International, three leases representing Graybar Electric Company, Inc., a long-term lease in Ontario with DDN Enterprises Pharmaceutical Distributors, and three transactions representing Latex International. Major Clients ATO, Inc Allied Record Company, a Time/Warner Company American Pacific Trading International Bert – Co. Graphics Chevron Boise Cascade Borden Bowne Financial Printers CPA Food Products Carpenter Technologies Custom Building Products EAC (Eck Adams Corp.) Fullmer Properties Genlyte Thomas Group, LLC Graybar Electric Company Inc. H & L Tooth, Inc. Henry Company Hoffman Associates Investors IDI-Industrial Development International Imperial Toy Company International Paper Company – Kirk Paper Division and National Office Supply Division Insignia Group Kraft Foods Corp. Latex International Leggett and Platt Lever Brothers Company Louisville Bedding Co. McCaslin Properties Malouf Family Trust A.C. Martin & Associates Metrobank Oliver and Williams Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance The O'Donnell Group Pacific Coast Feather Company, Inc. Recon Remanufacturers Peerless Pump Co. Santa Monica Bank Trammell Crow Company Zelman Development Company Zimmerman Development Zojirushi International Zumar Indust.


2003 Circle of Excellence Award 2002 Circle of Excellence Award 2001 President’s Circle Award 2000 Circle of Excellence Award 1999 President’s Circle Award 1998 Circle of Excellence Award 1996 Circle of Excellence Award 1995 President’s Circle Award 1995 Colliers Seeley Largest Industrial Transaction: Sale of Lever Brothers plant, Commerce, CA 1993 Colliers Seeley President’s Circle 1993 to Present Top Monthly Salesperson: 15 months


"Kelly Troy, The Fullmer Companies, The Lapin Trust


Service Lines
Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation
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Jul 15, 2020
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The Los Angeles Basin industrial market is the largest in the United States, totaling more than 1.6 billion square feet. It has been characterized by some of the highest asking rates and lowest vacancy rates of any market in the nation.
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